High Porosity Professional Mix

This pre-moistened mix provides increased drainage and faster drying for bedding and potted crops. It's “grower friendly,” for easy handling and use.

Mix characteristics include:

Bag of High Porosity Professional Mix

  • pH-stable horticultural sphagnum peat
  • Extra perlite for added porosity
  • Dolomitic lime added for pH adjustment
  • A balanced blend of major and minor elements and wetting agent
    (Available in 2 cu. ft. loose-filled bags, 60 cu. ft. bulk bags and prefilled flats

Recommended Applications:

  • Rooting crops
  • Hanging baskets and large pots
  • Foliage crops
  • Bedding plant crops
  • Sprinkler irrigated crops


  • Pre-moistened sphagnum peat moss
  • Coarse perlite
  • Dolomitic limestone
  • Balanced nutrient charge with trace elements
  • Wetting agent

Features and Benefits:

  • Nutrient and pH Buffering is optimized in this blend. Nutrients are less likely to leach out the bottom of the container with the high nutrient exchange capabilities. Weekly liquid feeding is desirable; however, due to the excellent nutrient buffering, this blend will require less feeding than most. Monitoring soluble salts is always recommended in any medium.
  • Pre-Moistened Sphagnum Peat provides easy watering and transplanting. Wetting agents are added to provide rapid remoistening, especially if the medium gets excessively dry.
  • Air Porosity and Drainage are balanced in the mix. This allows for thorough watering without the problem of a perched
    water table and waterlogged roots. Moisture is easy to manage in BACCTO High Porosity Professional Planting Mix. This formulation
    is designed for use in most crops.
  • Water Holding is good in this blend. horticultural peat in combination with the added aggregates produces a blend that
    is neither too wet nor too dry after a thorough watering. You can water less frequently with this blend.
  • Low Cost. Due to the location of our facilities and the ability to produce and obtain aggregates and additives in volume, we can supply the best possible planting blend at this low cost. Quality will not be sacrificed. Be sure to compare the cost per container and couple that with the degree of performance.
  • Light Weight is an advantage of peat-lite blends when shipping the finished crop. It allows for easy handling of the
    pots and containers in the greenhouse.
  • Easy Handling is one of the best characteristics of this blend. The light weight and fluffy texture make this material
    easy to handle and desirable to plant into. It is neither sticky nor granular, and will hold its texture throughout the life of
    the crop.
  • Low Run Off of fertilizers and pesticides is a feature of this mix. It has a high Cation Exchange Capacity (C.E.C.) that holds the nutrients in the root-zone plant use. Less nutrient leaching occurs and less fertilizer could be needed by the crops.